fine art pencil pet portraits by commission

Dog Pencil Portrait

Welcome to my Labrador and collie pencil portrait of Ziggy, Winston and Alfie! The drawing below was commissioned by a client who wanted to give the drawing as a special present to her husband. Read more about the commission below along with seeing photos of the drawing framed.

Dog Pencils Portrait

About the Commission of Ziggy, Winston and Alfie

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Katie Rampton called my to discuss the possibility of commissioning a portrait of her three dogs Ziggy, Winston and Alfie as a present for her husbands birthday. Katie wasn’t able to arrange the portrait in time for Matthews birthday so I created a Gift Voucher pack for her to give him on his birthday.

Matthew then contacted me a few days later to send his favourite photos of their dogs. I designed the portrait which Matthew as pleased with. I drew both Labrador and the collie at 18 x 14 size which was perfect for three head studies.

Once the portrait was complete we discussed framing and Matthew was delighted with the choice of having a new frame in my range called Bayswater which you can see in my framing gallery. Scroll down to see photos of the portrait all framed and read some testimonials form Matthew and Katie too!


Thanks Melanie,
What makes me particularly happy is that my dog (the black lab) looks very noble.....this will annoy Katie intensely!! Absolutely fabulous and meant alot to me...thank you so much!!


Hi Melanie
The picture looks amazing and the frame is gorgeous! Thank you so much - you have captured the dogs so beautifully!
Can’t wait to see it.
Best wishes

The Portrait with my Pencils

I took a few photos before framing the portrait to show it a little more naturally with my pencils to help show scale. As you can see it was a fairly large drawing to fit the three dogs in comfortably, 18 x 14 size was perfect for them.

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The Portrait Framed

I absolutely love this frame, its called Bayswater and it works beautifully with my drawings. its a real statement on the wall. Also paired with a mushroom coloured mount with a charcoal inner mount, it all works so well with my graphite pencil drawings. A perfect match. My framer is very clever and she would be delighted to make a frame for you too.

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Dog Pencil Portrait

I hope that you have enjoyed viewing the photos of the portrait framed. If you would like to commission me to create a portrait similar to this of your dogs, please let me know. You can email or message me at any time. Send me your photos and we can discuss your options!


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